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Ghost Stories Walking Tour, Venice

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (6-12)
    • Infants (0-5)
from US$ 27.98 US$ 27.43 per person
    • See a different side of Venice and hear some of its enthralling ghost stories
    • Listen to gruesome tales from Venice’s historical past
    • Take a stroll along the Street of the Assassins and hear about the murders that have taken place
    • Explore the back streets of Venice and see some of the rare architectural gems and lost follies
    • Your walking tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    02 May 19 - 14 Jul 19: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    15 Jul 19 - 31 Aug 19: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    01 Sep 19 - 13 Oct 19: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    14 Oct 19 - 31 Oct 19: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    01 Nov 19 - 28 Feb 20:Saturday
    01 Mar 20 - 31 Mar 20: Wednesday & Saturday


    2 Hours

    Start Time

    01 Nov  - 31 Mar : 7:00pm
    01 Apr - 31 Oct : 8:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Campo San Bartolomeo close to the Rialto Bridge. Our guide will be waiting at the statue in the middle of the square holding a sign with the tour name and local tour operator name written on it.

    Ending Point

    The tour will return to the original departure point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Venice by night is fascinating and mysterious. Explore the city after sunset, walking through streets and alleys that are silent and sometimes dimly lit.

    Adding to the eerie atmosphere will be the ghost stories and legends you will hear as you walk in the night. On this tour you will explore a labyrinth of buildings and alleyways which most tourists never see.


    This Ghost walking tour of Venice features an itinerary that will take you on a journey through the hidden Venice where you will not only hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air, but you'll also be entertained by legends of sea monsters and the Venetians themselves that will include the legend of Marco Polo's wife.

    In between the Ghost Stories, you'll hear other gruesome tales from Venice's past including stories about an old prison where the poor in-mates lived in rat-infested cells that flooded during high tide. You will take a stroll along the narrow alleyway called the street of the Assassins to recount the murders that have taken place there, as well as exploring an old campo that used to home one of the numerous cemeteries in Venice. You'll also explore a secret passageway, one of the few surviving that were used by the inhabitants of palaces to flee from the authorities (subject to water-levels).

    This walking tour will also include architectural gems and follies lost in the back-streets of Venice that will include the delightful Bovolo staircase built for a wealthy Venetian at a time when many Venetians still traveled around the city on horse-back. The elaborate staircase enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments within his palace.

    Following a winding route through the labyrinth of back-streets you'll enjoy a very intimate experience of the Hidden Venice on this walking tour. An enchanting route with many surprises along the way.

    The tour finishes near the Rialto bridge where you'll enjoy a fine view of the main bridge over the Grand Canal.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • English-speaking driver-cum-guide
    • Guided walking tour
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it.

    Your guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.

    Wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking. However, please advise while booking so that alternative routes could be arranged.

    Wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    This tour can easily be taken by those arriving in Venice as part of a cruise. Alternatively if you have more time and would like to explore the enchanting back streets of Venice you can walk in around 50 minutes.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Nice way to hear the history and see hidden paths

      Our tour guide was great and very knowledge. We were taken to hidden paths and provided with ample information and history. It was not as scary as id expected but still a fun activity a...

      Ekta Patel, United Kingdom
    • Informative and fun

      Milena Szpakowski, Canada
    • Fabulous tour! Really atmospheric and the guide was such good fun. Go on-treat yourself!

      Mr Gary D Shepherd, United Kingdom
    • The tour should end where it starts

      Meg Stoinski, 10/Oct/2019
    • When I return to Venice, I would like to do this again and highly recommend it to anyone. <br /><br />Venice is such a bustling city, full of life, but this tour conjours up the atmos...

      Maeve Burgh, United Kingdom, 04/Nov/2018
    • Enjoyed the tales of Venice - the group was a little larger than we were lead to believe when booking - so it was hard sometimes to hear what Gabrielle was saying if not close

      Leah Bald, United Kingdom, 09/Oct/2018


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